• Excess Credits & Creating Efficiencies

    Many students who attain two-year degrees complete coursework that is not required of their specific major and, thus, accumulate excess credits.  This raises questions for efficiency in terms of students’ time to completion, increased opportunity cost by not being in the labor market, and increased educational costs.[1]  Through their Completion by Design (CBD) work, colleges redesign and restructure their students’ academic pathways to ensure only the necessary courses are required for specific major fields and to facilitate students’ quick entry into programs of study.  These redesign efforts are coupled with a strong advising component to help ensure students do not enroll in unnecessary courses.  Anticipated results...

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